Daily Republic Sports
RAPID CITY—The Mitchell junior Legion team dropped a pair of contests at the Rapid City Tournament on Friday in Rapid City. Mitchell played the Rapid City Post 22 Bullets in the first game, and lost 6-5. Jordan Dierks was the losing pitcher, as he tossed six innings. Carson Max was 2-for-3 with a single and a triple with two RBIs, while Bryce Geraets had two RBIs for Mitchell. Junior Legion lost Game 2 8-2 to Creighton Prep. Koby Larson took the loss, throwing four innings. Max had two hits again for Mitchell. Mitchell (10-8) plays the Bullets again at 11:30 today in Rapid City.
FREEMAN—Freeman track and field athlete Brennan Schmidt was named the South Dakota Boys Track and Field Gatorade Athlete of the Year on Friday. Nominees were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2014-15 season. Schmidt won three individual state championships at the Class B state track meet, and led the Flyers to a second place finish as a team. Schmidt won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.95 seconds, the 200 in 21.99 and the 400 in 49.25.
EMERY—The Mount Vernon amateur baseball team defeated Dimock-Emery 5-4 in 11 innings on Thursday in Emery. Seth Cavanaugh picked up the win in relief, striking out the side after coming into the inning with the bases loaded. He came in for Deric Denning, who pitched the previous 10 innings and struck out 14 batters. Chase Hetland added two RBIs offensively while picking up two hits.
WINNER—Dimock-Emery ended a three game losing streak by defeating Winner/Colome 12-1 in seven innings on Friday in Winner. Phil Johnson picked up the win, pitching six innings while giving up five hits and striking out seven batters. Gary Earl had four hits and four RBIs, while Johnson had two hits with a double and three RBIs. Austin Calhoon took the loss for Winner/Colome, giving up 10 runs on 12 hits with four strikeouts. JJ Farner had two hits for Winner/Colome. Dimock-Emery (17-3) takes on the Parkston Bullheads at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Parkston.
CHAMBERLAIN—The Plankinton amateur baseball team was able to defeat Chamberlain 7-4 on Thursday in Chamberlain. Tyler Sernau earned the win on the mound, as he threw eight innings and had three strikeouts. Travis Gant picked up the save for Plankinton, as he threw one inning with one strikeout. Offensively, Trevor Salmonson 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs for Plankinton, while Trevor Boyd was 2-for-4 and Rubin Earl was 2-for-5. Mike Schwartz took the loss for Chamberlain.
ALEXANDRIA—Trever Vermeulen dominated on the mound for Alexandria on Thursday as it defeated Corsica/Stickney 10-0 in seven innings in Alexandria. Vermeulen threw seven innings, gave up one hit and struck out 12. Chris Marek was the spark plug for the Alexandria offense, as he was 2-for-4 with a 3-run home run and a 2-run home run.
Dave Soulek, of Mitchell, had a hole-in-one Thursday at Wild Oak Golf Club. Soulek had the ace on Hole No. 16, a 113-yard hole with a par 3. He was using a gap wedge.
Wagner baseball player Drue Soukup has committed to play baseball at Mount Marty College this upcoming school year. Soukup, a pitcher and an outfielder, batted .314 and pitched to a 2.47 ERA while helping the Red Raiders to a Region 1B Tournament runner-up finish. Soukup will play for the Wagner Legion team and the Armour amateur team this summer.
Mount Marty College will host a San Diego Padres Tryout Baseball Camp with the coordination of Padres scout Hank Krause at 9 a.m. on Thursday at Bob Tereshinski Stadium at Riverside Field in Yankton. The camp is open to baseball players ages 15-20, with the camp costing $20. Players must provide their own gloves, shoes and uniforms. There is expected to be a number of college coaches and other scouts in attendance. For more information, contact Krause at 712-568-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
• Post 18 baseball vs. Pierre, 4 p.m. at Cadwell Park. • Post 18 junior Legion at Rapid City tournament. • Mitchell White vs. Watertown, 4 and 6 p.m. •...